Category: Winter Energy Tips

With Mass Save – Insulating Your Home is a No-Brainer Posted by Wattson on Feb 13, 2015

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Staying warm in frigid weather means dressing in warm, thick layers to keep out freezing wind and dropping temperatures. No, we're not talking about you; we're talking about your home! A well-insulated home is also an energy-efficient home, keeping everyone inside cozy while using less energy. Insulation also helps to keep heat out du...

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What Should The Humidity Be In My House? Posted by Wattson on Jan 21, 2015

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  Humidity control can be tricky, especially in the summer months. Leaving many of our customers to ask " What Should The Humidity Be In My House? " The relative humidity level in your home can affect your comfort level and even your health, so it's important to get it right. But why are some homes more humid than othe...

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How to Keep Your Fireplace From Becoming an Energy Incinerator Posted by Wattson on Jan 12, 2015

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The weather outside is frightful, but your fireplace might be making your energy bills less than delightful. Although a crackling fire is nice to cozy up to, a wood-burning fireplace actually sends most of its heat up the chimney (80%-90%). It can also suck warm air from throughout your home while sending harmful pollutants into the ...

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Chill Out: 4 Ways to Prevent Costly Ice Dams Posted by Wattson on Jan 5, 2015

Those icicles hanging from your roof look pretty you say? Maybe so, but there's really nothing good about buildups of ice on the edge of your roof.  Not only are dangling icicles dangerous, but the buildup of ice and melted snow along the roof's edge could mean damage to your roof, insulation, walls and ceilings. Repairs can be costl...

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The Cure for Those Drafty Windows Posted by Wattson on Dec 12, 2014

Want to save money and stay warm this winter? Properly insulating your windows will help keep the heated air from your HVAC system in your house and prevent chill and nasty drafts from ruining your home comfort. Unfortunately, not all homeowners are aware of how important window insulation can be. In fact, an estimated $25 billion in ...

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Doing Holiday Lighting The Energy Efficient Way Posted by Wattson on Dec 8, 2014

Lights play a key role during the holidays. From adorning our Christmas trees, to adding a touch of holiday cheer around our mantels and brightening our yards and gardens, holiday lights are an essential part of the season. However, great holiday displays don’t need to come with a huge energy cost. Here are some helpful, money-savin...

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The Winter Is Coming! 6 Steps to Winterize Your Home Posted by Wattson on Nov 13, 2013

The long, warm, and easy summer is behind us and colder weather is setting in. Soon, shorter days and long nights will bring everyone indoors. The snow will be falling and the winds will be whipping. Yes, winter is coming…are you prepared? Check these 6 items to make sure your home is safe, efficient, and ready for the long win...

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Scrooge-Less Holiday Energy Saving Tips Posted by Wattson on Dec 12, 2012

Whether Christmas or Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or Festivus, the winter holidays are a time of bright lights, social gatherings…and big energy bills? Afraid so - the winter is at its coldest, commuters must contend with mileage-sapping snow and ice conditions, and most of us put a kilowatt or two worth of electric lights on the house. For most h...

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